I want to keep finding new ways to save money & have fun while doing it.
1. Cutting my own hair.
I have been doing this for at least a few years. It all happened when my hairdresser overslept for our appointment, she charges $80 by the way. I left the shop upset (they didn’t offer me any alternative) and went right to Sally Beauty Supply where I purchased a pair of haircutting scissors for about $15.
2. Highlighting my own hair
I was going at least once or twice a year to get my hair “foiled”. My very kind hair colorist had a stroke & was no longer able to do hair. I probably payed at least $70 per appointment. I have stopped getting my hair colored professionally. I let the “foils” grow out. I have used honey and olive oil, the sun & cinnamon rinses to add highlights. People bug me all the time because they want to know where I got my hair done. It’s natural but better looking than my hair would look if I didn’t do anything (flat boring dark blond),.
3. Found The Right Cell phone service
I had an iPhone (none of these phones are a necessity I know) and now I have a Nexus Galaxy. I am able to have unlimited internet, texting and 100 minutes of cell phone use for $30 a a month. I think that’s a bargain. If anyone knows of something that’s better please let me know! :)
4. Eliminate my land line
This one made me sad. I would actually rather have a land line & an old fashioned phone and skip the cell phone. My sweetie made this choice for us and we are saving money.
5. Skip cable TV
I have never been a big fan of having cable TV. I really do love HBO but otherwise, I don’t miss it.
6. Live Closer To Work
We moved and now live 3/4 of a mile from work. This means we can walk to work most days and walk home saving gas, insurance & meter money (this is a big one!). It also means I can get some exercise and move my lymph which I think is sluggish without a little walking.
7. Cancelled my Water Delivery Service.
It was $5 a bottle for 2-3 bottles…I think it was every other week. I cancelled it. Now we have pretty glass jugs that we fill at the local market. It costs about $3 for 3 jugs, we fill them every week or two.
8. Make my own Hummus
I found a recipe for Roasted Red Pepper hummus. It’s so good! Making it is so easy and much cheaper than buying it already made. I buy one big can of garbanzo beans and 1 red pepper. The whole thing is a wonderful addition to two meals! It would probably be even cheaper if I just cooked my own beans first. I haven’t tried that yet.
I made regular hummus last night & added 6 calamata olives, it was SO delicious!!